Robert Henry Goldsborough
Aged: 57.8 years
Robert Henry Goldsborough, brother-in-law by his first marriage to Governor Goldsborough, was one of the most picturesque figures of this notable family. He was the son of Judge Robert Goldsborough and of his wife, Mary Emerson, daughter of Henry Trippe, of Dorchester county, and was born January 4, 1779, at Myrtle Grove, Talbot county. After graduating from St. John's College, Annapolis, his early years were given up largely to social enjoyments and the usual pleasures of country gentlemen of fortune. Later, however, when he entered political life, he proved himself one of the ablest statesmen Maryland has ever produced.
His birth, education, training, all tended toward the crystallization of the principles which the Federalist party stood... Read More